Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Blog

Fact Friday, June 26th!

Filed under: childhood cancer research — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am June 26, 2015

Did you know each year nearly 14,000 children in the US are diagnosed with cancer, and that this very minute, nearly 40,000 kids are receiving cancer treatments? Cancer claims the lives of more kids in the US annually than asthma, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy combined. With only a small percentage of federal funds going to support childhood cancer treatment research, there is a dire need for fundraising, which is why Cookies for Kids’ Cancer exists.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is proud to have provided grants to Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, an Attending Physician at the Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, and Co-Director of the Pediatric Hematologic Malignancy Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), one of our partner centers. In 2006, she launched her own laboratory effort at DFCI where she integrates chemical biology, genomic, and proteomic approaches to discover new lead compounds and protein targets for cancer therapy. She has focused her efforts on the acute leukemias and two pediatric solid tumors of childhood, Ewing sarcoma and neuroblastoma. Read below what Dr. Stegmaier has to say about the support from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – without your help this wouldn’t be possible!

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